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Sundress Announces Winner of 2023 Broadside Contest

Sundress Announces Winner of 2023 Broadside Contest

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Sundress Publications is thrilled to announce the results of the 2023 Poetry Broadside Contest judged by Darren C. Demaree. This year’s winner is Asa Drake with the poem “Field Notes Beginning with a Dish of Kalamay.” Drake’s poem will be letterpress-printed as an 8.5″ x 11″ broadside and will be made available for sale in our online store. Orders for our broadside will open this summer.

Asa Drake is a Filipina American poet and author of the chapbook One Way to Listen (Gold Line Press, 2023). She has received fellowships and awards from the 92Y Discovery Poetry Contest, the Florida Book Awards, Tin House, and Idyllwild Arts. Her poems have been published with The Slowdown Podcast, The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review Daily, and The Georgia Review.

This contest’s judge was Darren C. Demaree. Darren C. Demaree grew up in Mount Vernon, Ohio. He is a graduate of the College of Wooster, Miami University, and Kent State University. He is the author of twenty poetry collections, most recently Tongues Out in the Garden of Spectacle (August 2023, Newcomer Press). He is the recipient of a Greater Columbus Arts Council Grant, an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and the Nancy Dew Taylor Award from Emrys Journal. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Best of the Net Anthology and Managing Editor of Ovenbird Poetry. He is currently working in the Columbus Metropolitan Library system, and living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their work, to our reading team, and to our judge. We will open for our 2024 contest in September.


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  • “Fishing Lessons” by Emily Patterson


  • “the arrival” by Diana Cao
  • “Span” by Ankit Raj Ojha


  • “After” and “Aunt Jemima” by Ashia Ajani
  • “Leaving Nairobi” and “off to saint lucia” by Clifton G Antony
  • “the black-eyed koel” by Sarah Aziz
  • “Pain Rating” by Anna Boughtwood
  • “A Guide to Seed Propagation in Hawai‘i” by Diana Cao
  • “Once on a Ghost Ship (22)” by Gemma Cooper-Novack
  • “Berlin, Wednesday Night” and “The night breeze is so clear &” by Alexander Duringer
  • “Giant Steps” by Rebecca Faulkner
  • “The Monster Love Makes of Us” by Sean Glatch
  • “Goa: Six Photographs” by Nithya Mariam John
  • “On Luciobarbus bocagei” and “On Translating Natalia Litvinova” by Robin Munby
  • “How To Name a Fleeing Thing” by Adesiyan Oluwapelumi
  • “Rage” by J. Perrine
  • “IN MEMORIAM SAM STAFFORD*” by Abhijit Sarmah
  • “All The Time shortened” by David Allen Sullivan
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